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La Perla III

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2508 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN
+1 423-262-8200
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best REAL Mexican food in JC! I've spent a lot of time in different parts of MX and love their food! It isn't the Americanized version of Mexican food that you find too many of in the TriCities. I love it! La Perla is a grocery store/restaurant... muy beuno!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

I know La Perla looks a bit shady from the street, located as it is in a strip mall that has seen better days. One taste of the food, however, and you'll be mighty pleased. Be sure to ask when they have their chicharones -- I've never had better.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

This is a little joint near where I used to live. Always thought it was a Mexican tienda (store). Turns out it has a fantastic restaurant inside! This is a hidden gem

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

This is one of the best kept secrets for Mexican food in Johnson City. The best Mexican by far! (yes even better than amigos and the place by krogers) If you don't like this place then you probably just don't Mexican food anyway. So fresh, so delicious. Don't judge by appearance, it sits in a small run down strip mall... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013

I've been to La Perla III five times in the past few months. The quality and taste of the food has been consistently excellent. I'm not Mexican, but I've traveled to Mexico many times and the food at La Perla is very similar to what we get there - in other words a little less "Americanized" than most Mexican restaurants.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant after reading the prior great reviews. The food was delicious, plentiful, and very reasonably priced (fajitas for $7.50!!!) There was even a live band. However, the restaurant is located in a combination grocery store/ billiard parlor. Even though it is located in a strip shopping center, we were hesitant to eat here since it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

La Perla III is the most authentic Mexican food I've ever tasted outside of Mexico. Horchata--Really good! This is a rice blend mixture with milk. It was so delicious. Definitely authentic and worth a try (it's $2.50 for a big glass) Salsa and Chips--I was expecting the salsa to be spicy but I've found it to be just perfect. No... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

La Perla is the best place to eat Mexican food in Johnson City. The menu has clear English descriptions of the food and there are photos around the dining room to help you choose. The ingredients are fresh and the guacamole is the best I have ever eaten. Don't expect the dumbed down TexMex food you usually get, this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2508 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-262-8200

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?